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Update Mar 29  - Find out here with our regularly updated one-stop, at-a-glance guide to what's on in Uist.

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Fri, Mar 1 World Day of Prayer at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall at 7 pm. All are welcome.
   
  Gaining Confidence in Gaelic at 4 pm in Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate, South Uist. Informal Gaelic chat for learners to gain confidence in their speaking skills. Free event but donations welcome for the learning programme at Cothrom.
   
Sat, Mar 2 Family pop-up Gaelic cafe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Sgoil Charinis. Gaelic chat and games for learners and those wishing to brush up their language skills. Beginner lesson at 11.30 am.
   
  Uist Men's Cancer Support Group coffee morning at An Caladh, Balivanich, 11 am to 1 pm. Donations of baking and raffle prizes much appreciated.
   
  Our Climate Story at Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate at 1.30 pm. Workshop to consider local climate change and what can be done to minimise its impact. Free entry but donations welcomed for Cothrom learners.
   
  Uist and Barra Cross Country race 3 at Liniclate Machair. This is the rescheduled February meet. Previous entries for the February event remain valid. Races begin at 11.30 am.
   
  P7 car wash at Sgoil an Iochdair, from 1 pm to 3 pm.
   
  Caim Candles Gift Shop reopens from 11 am to 5 pm.
   
Sun, Mar 3 Uist Spinning Group meeting, 1 pm to 3 pm, at Ceann na h-Àirigh. Free to visit, members £2 donation. Meets fortnightly.
   
  Table top sale at Talla an Iochdair, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Tables costing £10 can be booked by contacting William on 07909 220 425.
   
Mon, Mar 4  Whist Drive at Taigh Sgìre Sholais, starts 6.30 pm. No experience is necessary; the rules will be explained. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
   
  Part 2 of Alasdair MacEachan's Tristan Da Cunha talk in Eriskay Community Hall at 7 pm. Here are more details about Tristan Da Cunha from the talk he gave on Grimsay last year.
   
Tue, Mar 5 Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath winter well-being cupan at Sgoil Chàirinis, 2 pm to 3.30 pm. Also scheduled for the 12th and 26th.
   
  Safe Families Western Isles launch a new Uist service at An Caladh, Balivanich. The partnership event is from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm (booking essential). Information meeting for the public is from 7 pm to 9 pm. To book the partnership event or make an enquiry, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 01851 827308.
   
  "Journey round the Faroes" is a Talks on Tuesdays event with Alasdair MacEachen at 7.30 pm in Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Lying halfway between Shetland and Iceland, the Faroes are home to a population of over 50,000. Alasdair will discuss the islanders' way of life, their economy, and the environment, illustrated by photographs taken over two decades of island visits. Entry by donation. Further information and booking are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 07789 306223.
   
  Ceilidh beag Feasgar Dimàirt at Carinish School at 2 pm.
   
Wed, Mar 6 Berneray Historical Society Open Evening in the Nurses' Cottage at 7 pm. Peigi MacKillop will be giving a talk about heritage research. Refreshments are available. All are welcome to come along and visit the museum as well.
   
  Whist Drive in aid of Uist Cat Rescue, 8 pm at Stoneybridge Hall. Tea, coffee and home baking.
   
Thu, Mar 7 UistFilm present Riptide and new Gaelic short film, Marram in Berneray Hall at 7 pm. Marram was shot on Berneray by Elspeth Turner who will be taking part in a Q & A with co-director Tim Barrow. Tickets on the door - pay what you want, £3 to £10, cash only. See the Marram trailer.
   
  Dr Amy Blakeway, Senior Lecturer in Scottish History, University of St Andrews, will appear at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum at 6 pm for Talk on Thursday. She will discuss "The Early Years of Mary, Queen of Scots: war, disruption and Reformation." Refreshments are available by donation. Booking and further information can be found at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by texting 07789 306 223.
   
  St Mary's Whist at 8 pm in St Mary's Church Hall. Proceeds to raise funds for retired priests of the Diocese. Donations of prizes are welcome.
   
  Rhododendron removal at the RSPB Alba Loch Druidibeg reserve from  9 am to 12 pm. Volunteers are required each Thursday during March. Further details are available from the RSPB Highlands and Islands.
   
Fri, Mar 8 Howmore Church Hall warm hub from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm for soup, sandwiches and music. All are welcome to attend.
   
  Apprenticeship drop-in at the Employability Hub, Lionacleit Education Centre (Hostel door entrance). The drop-in by Western Isles Employability is aimed at any individual, parent or employer who wants to find out more information about apprenticeships and support available. From 9 am to 5 pm.
   
  Isles MP Angus MacNeil will hold afternoon surgeries in North Uist and Benbecula. Appointments can be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
  International Women's Day at Cothrom Learning Centre, Ormiclate, South Uist. Further details here.
   
  Fish and Chip takeaway night at the Berneray Shop and Bistro, 4.30 pm to 7 pm. Phone 01876 540288 or message via Facebook.
   
Sat, Mar 9 Family pop-up Gaelic cafe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Sgoil Charinis. Gaelic chat and games for learners and those wishing to brush up their language skills. Beginner lesson at 11.30 am.
   
  Grimsay Saturday Soup and Pudding lunches from 1 pm to 2.30 pm at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. To book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text Anne at 07789 306 223—£10 per person to raise funds for the Grimsay Community Association.
   
  Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath car wash to raise funds for the annual P7 residential trip to Fairburn. Five pounds per vehicle, from 10 pm to 2 pm, at the school. Refreshments are also available.
   
Mon, Mar 11 St Kilda - an informal talk by Alasdair MacEachan in Eriskay Community Hall at 7 pm. Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh is presenting the event, and entry is by donation.
   
  North Uist Community Council meeting, 7 pm at Taigh Sgìre Sholais. All are welcome to attend.
   
Tue, Mar 12 Multiply programme information drop-in at Gleus House, Daliburgh, between 3 and 5 pm. Find help with numbers. Or drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain further information.
   
  Screen Machine at Borrodale Hotel car park, Daliburgh. Screenings of Wonka and Priscilla. Other Uist dates.
   
  Talk with Father Michael MacDonald on Father Dermot Duggan CM, Apostle to the Hebrides (1620 - 1657), at Cnoc Soilleir from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.
   
Wed, Mar 13 Little Minches ferry routes update drop-in at Lochmaddy Community Hall, 4 pm to 7 pm. See our news story.
   
  Failte - Home from Home lunchtime drop-in, 1 pm to 3 pm at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall. All ages are welcome. Toddler Corner.
   
Thu, Mar 14 Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath Cupan aig Cairinis, 2 pm to 4 pm, Cairinis School. The theme is the history of the armed forces through photographs and firsthand accounts. You are welcome to bring photos, stories, or artefacts to discuss over a cuppa and cake.
   
  Farm Advisory Service learner and refresher workshop on lambing in Balivanich Hall. What you need to know in the run up to and during lambing, and a chance to have your questions answered by a vet. From 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. FULLY BOOKED.
   
  Knit and Natter (2 - 4 pm) at Taigh Sgìre Sholais.
   
Fri, Mar 15 Quiz Night at Sgoil an Iochdair at 7 pm. Maximum of 4 adults per team; children welcome. Entry by donation. Tea, coffee, home baking, and a raffle. The school's Parent Council is organising the event.
   
  Board Game Club meeting at Howmore Church Hall, 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Drop in with hot chocolate and marshmallows; vegan is available, too. Feel free to bring your favourite games. POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT
   
  Quiz Night in Eriskay Hall at 7 pm. £5 per adult, kids free. Teams should be 4 - 6. Licensed. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
   
  Fèill an Earraich with Rebecca Hill and Charlie Stewart at Cnoc Soilleir, 7.30 pm. Tickets, priced £15 and £10, U16s free, are available online and at the door. Find out more. POSTPONED DUE TO FERRY TIMETABLING
   
  Ri Cheile Ceilidh at Cnoc Soilleir, 2 pm to 4 pm. Tea, tunes and tonnes of fun for all ages. It is funded by the Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund.
   
  Kildonan Cafe reopens for the season. Open 7 days from 10 am to 4 pm.
   
  Games Night in Berneray Community Hall, 7.30 to 9 pm. All ages are welcome. £2 entry. Games include table tennis, darts, backgammon, dominoes, draughts, snakes and ladders, whist, and a beetle drive.
   
Sat, Mar 16 Family pop-up Gaelic cafe, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Sgoil Charinis. Gaelic chat and games for learners and those wishing to brush up their language skills. Beginner lesson at 11.30 am.
   
  Free First Aid training with First Aid Hebrides for North Uist residents. The training is being funded by North Uist Community Council, with support from local councillors, Mustapha Hocine and Uisdean Robertson. Booking is essential as places are limited. There are two sessions at Carinish Church Hall;  9.30 am to 12.30 pm, and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message the community council via their Facebook page.
   
  Fèill an Earraich Gaelic classes at Cnoc Soilleir for Beginner, Post-Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level. Book here.
   
  The final Gaelic cafe of the winter season opens at 10.30 am at Sgoil Chàirinis. It will show a film of one of the new Gaelic Heritage walks and discuss how to promote and preserve Uist Gaelic. Beginners are welcome to learn a few Gaelic words and greetings.
   
  Car wash at Balivanich School from 10 am to 12 noon. Fundraising for the P7 residential trip to Fairburn Activity Centre. Teas, coffee and home baking.
   
Sun, Mar 17 Uist Spinning Group meeting, 1 pm to 3 pm, at Ceann na h-Àirigh. Free to visit, members £2 donation. Meets fortnightly.
   
  SCIAF Stations of the Cross, 3 pm at St Mary’s Church, Griminish, Benbecula. A bilingual ecumenical service. 
   
  St Patrick’s Cèilidh, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, at Cnoc Soilleir. Entry by donation. It features Mairi MacMillan, John Joe MacNeil, Padruig Moireasdan, and an array of local musicians.
   
Mon, Mar 18 Downpour Shop at Nunton Steadings reopens.
   
  No swimming lessons at Lionacleit Sports Centre pool due to staff training. Lessons will resume on Monday, March 25.
   
Tue, Mar 19 Multiply programme information drop-in at Gleus House, Daliburgh, between 3 and 5 pm. Find help with numbers. Or drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain further information.
   
Wed, Mar 20 Music students Marit Schoepel and Gracie Davie's landscape-inspired play based on their experiences of living in Uist. At Cnoc Soilleir at 7 pm. The piece, entitled “For the Sound of the Sea in the Sky”, explores pollution and ecological collapse from the lens of three seabirds. Find out more.
   
Thu, Mar 21 OH-COP climate change summit at Cnoc Soilleir. A free community event to discuss climate change and local responses. The full programme and registration is at Eventbrite.
   
  "Nothing is so beautiful" free poetry reading evening at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, from 7.30 pm to 9 pm. More info at https://buff.ly/3Iuse1F 
   
  Knit and Natter (2 - 4 pm) at Taigh Sgìre Sholais.
   
Fri, Mar 22 Comann Eachdraidh Eirisgeidh presents a slideshow of Iain Ruaraidh's photographs from the 1970s onward in Eriskay Hall at 7 pm. Free admission, but donations are welcome.
   
  Fish and Chip takeaway night at the Berneray Shop and Bistro, 4.30 pm to 7 pm. Phone 01876 540288 or message via Facebook.
   
  Taste and Try South Uist estate venison at Grogarry Lodge from 5 pm to 7 pm.
   
  Piping recital by multi-prize-winner Roddy MacLeod, MBE, at Cnoc Soilleir, Daliburgh, at 8 pm. Admission £8, children free.
   
  Lochmaddy Film Club showing award-winning Film G shorts at 7 pm in Lochmaddy Village Hall. A free event that will explore the possibilities of showing and making films in Lochmaddy.
   
  Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath Daffodile Tea and Ceilidh, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. All proceeds go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
   
Sat, Mar 23 Bi-centenary ceilidh for the RNLI. Music by Iain MacPhail and friend at Carinish Hall at 7.30 pm. Bar, dancing and raffle. Tickets are priced at 10. Donations of home baking and raffle prizes on the night would be greatly appreciated.
   
  Daffodil Tea at Taigh Sgìre Sholais, from 12 pm to 2.30 pm.
   
  Easter Bookbug session, crafts and Easter egg hunt at Lionacleit library from 11.30 am.
   
  Grimsay Saturday Soup and Pudding lunches from 1 pm to 2.30 pm at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. To book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text Anne at 07789 306 223—£10 per person to raise funds for the Grimsay Community Association.
   
  South Uist Games and Piping Society's Flora MacDonald piping competition. The chanter and junior piping competitions start at 10.30 am in Daliburgh School. The senior piping competitions are at 7 pm in Cnoc Soilleir.
   
  Eriskay Community Council litter pick. Meet at Eriskay Hall at 11 am. Eriskay Hall will provide free juice and crisps for the kids. POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
   
  Fun Day with Uist Inflatables at Balivanich Hall, 1 pm to 3 pm. £5 per child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More information.
   
  Soup and pudding at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier, from 10 am to 3 pm.
   
  Lochmaddy Strategic Vision: Emerging Concepts exhibition at Lochmaddy Village Hall, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm.
   
  There will be a soup and Pudding Lunch in Kilmuir Church Hall from 12 noon to 2 pm in aid of Living Water Adopt a Child, a charity that helps thousands of children in Guatemala and Albania.
   
Sun, Mar 24 Ceilidh Teaghlach Feis Tir A' Mhurain in Eriskay Hall, 2 pm to 4 pm. Donations of baking or raffle prizes from parents of children attending the classes would be very gratefully received.
   
Mon, Mar 25 Lochboisdale Community Council meeting at 7.30 pm in Southend Community Hall.
   
  Otter Mountain Uist Easter Egg Hunt at Balranald Campsite from 10 am to 12 noon. Wee Wildlings and Earthlings are welcome—£ 6 with sibling discount available.
   
  Whist Drive at Taigh Sgìre Sholais at 6.30 pm. Entry is free, and no experience is necessary, as the rules will be explained. Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate available.
   
  Iochdar Community Council meeting at Talla an Iochdair at 7 pm. See the agenda.
   
Tue, Mar 26 National Good Food Nation Plan workshop at Cnoc Soilleir. Book a place at Eventbrite.
   
  Hand reflexology talk and demonstration, 7 pm to 9 pm, at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum. Cheryl Taylor, a Grimsay resident and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Reflexologists with 35 years of experience will be the tutor. The cost is £15, and booking is essential. Further information is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via text to 07789 306223.
   
  Dementia awareness and information drop-in at The Beacon, Lochboisdale Pier, with dementia link worker Rosie Moar. From 12.30 pm to 3 pm, a buffet lunch will be provided. 
   
Wed, Mar 27 Messy Play - Splaoid  at Taigh Sgìre Sholais from 10.30 am.
   
  The Community Library is in Eriskay Hall from 1 pm to 2.30 pm. Go along to read or borrow a book. Tea and coffee are available. For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
   
  Knit and Natter (2 -4 pm) at Taigh Sgìre Sholais.
   
  Soup Social, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, at Cothrom, Ormacleit. All are welcome. By donation.
   
  Whist Evening in Stoneybridge Hall at 8 pm in aid of Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band. Donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received.
   
Thu, Mar 28 Parant is Paiste soft play at Eriskay Hall, 10.30 am to 12 pm.
   
  Cidsin Ceilidh at Ceann na h-Àirigh & Grimsay Boat Museum, 1.30 pm to 3 pm. Please note the earlier start time.
   
Fri, Mar 29 To celebrate Easter weekend, Kildonan Cafe will offer an Easter Egg to every child who comes to the cafe wearing an Easter bonnet.
   
  Museum nan Eilean Lionacleit will be open from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm today and 10.30 am to 3.30 pm on Saturday, March 30. It will be closed on Sunday, March 31, and Monday, April 1.
   
Sat, Mar 30 Quiz Night, 7 pm, at Taigh Sgìre Sholais
   
  Coffee morning with bingo and soft play in Eriskay Hall at 11 am to 1 pm. Kids' Easter crafts and egg hunt.
   
  Easter Fun Weekend at Talla an Iochdair on Saturday and Sunday. Face painting, bouncy castles, soft play, sumo suits, glitter fairy, slush machine, tea and coffee. £5 entry.
   
Sun, Mar 31 Uist Spinning Group meeting, 1 pm to 3 pm, at Ceann na h-Àirigh. Free to visit, members £2 donation. Meets fortnightly.